Hello, Norma Jeane: The Marilyn Monroe You Didn't Know (Paperback)

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Hello, Norma Jeane: The Marilyn Monroe You Didn't Know (Paperback)


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Her unforgettable image is seared into the minds of fans everywhere, and her private life continues to inspire headlines and controversy, but Marilyn Monroe is one of the most famous--and misunderstood--women in the world and remains a mystery to most people. Hello, Norma Jeane cuts through the rumors and myths to present the real person behind the queen of movies and pop culture.

From her chaotic childhood in Depression-era Los Angeles to her rise in the world of Hollywood and finally her untimely death--Hello, Norma Jeane explores the legendary star's family history, connection to the movies from childhood, her personal life as an adult, and her interest in continually educating herself.

Hello, Norma Jeane is compulsively readable--instead of chronological dates and dry accounts of events, there are chapters about specific aspects of her life and career. What did Marilyn like to eat? What types of books did she read? Was she really plus size? Did she nearly bring down a political empire? And how did she actually die? This book explores everything--and vividly brings to light the truth about the world's greatest movie star.
ELISA JORDAN is a respected writer, editor, and historian whose work has appeared in a variety of publications. She has been studying Marilyn Monroe since the age of five, after seeing Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on TV, and is currently regarded as a leading authority on Marilyn. She also gives tours devoted to Marilyn, Jean Harlow, the Doors, and rock 'n' roll in Hollywood, and cohosts the All Things Marilyn podcast. She lives in Los Angeles.
Product Details ISBN: 9781493053957
ISBN-10: 1493053957
Publisher: Applause Books
Publication Date: November 15th, 2023
Pages: 438
Language: English